The sheer number of amazing places in south France never fails to amaze us. On Tuesday we thought we might visit Sarlat as well as one of the most beautiful villages in France - La Roque-Gageac about 45 minutes away.
On the way we stopped at Domme, known as the Acropolis of the Dordogne. From the walkway beside the ramparts we had a spectacular view of the Dordogne River Valley.
You enter the city through one of two gates from the 12th c. and the one below was most impressive even if a bit crumbly. The round towers were converted to prisons to hold the Knights Templar that were arrested by the king in 1307. They really made things to last in those days!most beautiful villages in France. Wedged between the river and a steep limestone cliff, this village actually had about 3 narrow roads you could climb up, with homes partially build into the cliffs. The road going through town was entirely blocked off from car traffic as it looked like they might be working on the wall between the river and the road. As well, the entire town seemed deserted much like the other towns we visited. At least there were none of those pesky tourists to deal with!